Here’s an update on YA releases for the week of August 22nd, 2016.
Under the Lights (The Field Party #2) by Abbi Glines
Published August 23, 2016 by Simon & Schuster UK
In Abbi Glines’ sequel to Until Friday Night, three former childhood friends will face the truth, fall in love, and experience heartbreak. Willa can’t erase her past, but she can fight for forgiveness. And she can protect herself by refusing to let anyone else get close to her. That includes former-friend, quarterback and golden boy Brady. And while Gunner—football star and basically town royalty—acts like he doesn’t care about anyone, Willa is the exception. And he understands the girl she’s become in a way no one else can.
Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer
Published August 23, 2016 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Mara Carlyle’s senior year at Covington High is going on as normally as could be expected, until the day fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but not last senior to spontaneously combust without warning or explanation. The search is on for a reason—terrorism, drugs, homosexuality,government conspiracy. It’s the end of the world as Mara knows it. Trying to make it to graduation as one piece, her senior year is one full of romance, quarantine, friendship, and hallucinogenic mushroom.
Ghostly Echos by William Ritter
Published August 23, 2016 by Algonquin Young Readers
Abigail Rook and her employer, Detective R. F. Jackaby, take on the case of Jenny Cavanaugh—the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane. The pair dive into the decade-old murder, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected.
Let me know what your most anticipated release of the week is in the comments!